Chicago Architecture Info

The Drake Hotel

140 East Walton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Basic Information
Designed by Marshall & Fox
Type Hotel
Floors: 13
Maximum height 144 feet/43 meters
Neighborhood: Gold Coast
More Information
  • Hotel rooms: 609
  • Designed by Benjamin Howard Marshall. Marshall later died in this building.
  • After being wiped out by a divorce, grifters, and the Great Depression, Edith McCormick lived out her remaining days in this hotel on an allowance of $1,000 per day provided by her brother, John D. Rockefeller Jr.